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Nithika Elugula

Nithika Elugula
  • Graduate Student Ambassador
  • Degree sought: M.S. Human Computer Interaction


nelugulaiu [dot] edu



Masters of Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Bachelors of Technology Computer Science Engineering, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering for Women, Visakhapatnam, India


Hometown: Visakhapatnam, India

I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction. Having a previous master’s degree in Information Systems has helped me sharpen my technological capabilities.

I worked as a digital marketing strategist for about two years in Melbourne, Australia, and became aware that to meet the developing needs of the new media market, getting familiar with human computer interaction was essential.

I chose to enroll at IUPUI because I’m a strong enthusiast of the university’s research centers and facilities, which I consider critical in attaining a more outstanding academic distinction.

I currently work as a research assistant at the COnvergent Media and Exploratory Technologies Lab (COMET).

Apart from academics, I am an author. I also enjoy writing articles, and I adore reading and penning poetry.

Advice for new students: University is a time to nurture your intellect and your experiences. Choose your courses wisely. Consider student research, student clubs, field trip opportunities, and university events to expand your world and perspective.